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        Life of David Marks, to the 26th year of his age. Including the Particulars of His Conversion, Call to the Ministry, and Labours in Itinerant Preaching for Nearly Eleven Years.

      Printed at the Office of the Morning Star, Limerick, ME 1831 - 396pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Original full leather with gilt bands on backstrip and leather label on backstrip. Very good. Light rubbing to extremities. Discoloring to first few leaves. Sporadic foxing throughout. Early Mormon content describing David Marks' visit to the Whitmer family farm in 1830, and his evaluation of the Book of Mormon and its Witnesses. David Whitmer was one of the "Three Witnesses." This is the earliest published description of the Mormons and Mormonism. Wonderful source material detailing life in the 'Burned Over District' and surrounding areas. Flake/Draper 5277. Howes M292 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        THE TRAVELLERS POCKET MAP OF INDIANA WITH ITS ROADS & DISTANCES.

      Philadelphia, PA: H. S. Tanner, 1831. Measures 10+3/8" (width) x 12 ½" (height). Creased at folds, as issued. Without the boards; map only. Overall moderate to heavy toning (browning), with a few spots of foxing. Two adhesive repair stains and other staining affecting left edge (affecting one chart). Margins heavily age-toned, with a few tiny tears. Not laid down (backed). Counties are decorated with original early hand-color. The top quarter of the state is not yet divided into counties, though Indian Boundary is identified, mentioning the Putawatomie and Miami tribes. With a profile of the Wabash and Erie Canal, and a chart of Steam Boat Routes with distances. A rare image.. First (presumed) edition. Unbound. Very good- condition.

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        La bible, traduction nouvelle, avec l' hébreu en regard accompagné des points-voyelles et des accens

      chez l'auteur et Barrois, chez Treuttel et Wurtz, Paris, Londres et Strasbourg 1831 - 9 volumes in-8 (sur 18), demi percale chocolat reliée à la bradel, aux dos : étiquette de titre et de tomaison de chagrin noir et date dorée en queue, têtes rouge, entièrement non rognés. (rousseurs, quelques cahiers brunis, 2 ou 3 passages soulignés au crayon). Reliure postérieure. Édition originale peu fréquente de cette traduction de la Bible juive en français, avec le texte hébraïque en regard, due à Samuel Cahen (1796-1862) Si la traduction comme certains des choix méthodologiques de Cahen ont pu être, et sont toujours critiqués, il n'en demeure pas moins que ce travail monumental eut un double impact. Celui, d'une part de relancer la traduction de la Bible juive par des juifs et non plus par des lettrés hébraïsants non juifs et, d'autre part, celui de tenter un véritable effort de création linguistique et littéraire en s'efforçant de retraduire les spécificités du texte d'origine dans la langue française, quitte à rendre cette dernière parfois obscure. Notre exemplaire comporte les volumes suivants : Pentateuque : Tomes I à V (complet) ; Les Prophètes : Tomes VI à VIII (manquent : Isaïe, Jérémie, Ezéchiel et les douze petits prophètes) ; Les Hagiographes : Tome XVII (manquent : les Psaumes, les Proverbes, Job, les cinq Meguiloth et les Chroniques). Provenance : bibliothèque de Théodore de Banville avec son ex-libris gravé. Agréable exemplaire. /// 9 volumes (out of 18), 8vo, half brown cloth binding, smooth spines, black shagreen letter-pieces, gilt-lettered dates, top edges red, untrimmed (foxing and brownish pages, a couple of pencil underlined text parts). Later binding. First edition of this quite uncommon first French translation of the Jewish Bible with the Hebrew on the opposite pages, done by a Jew, Samuel Cahen (1796-1862, director of Paris Jewish Consistorial School). Despite strong critics, his work remained one of the main references for any further translation of the Jewish Bible in French. Our edition has the following volumes: Torah (volumes I to V, complete); Prophets (volumes VI to VIII and XVII: Joshua, Judges, Samuel I & 2, Kings I & 2, Daniel, Ezra-Nehemiah only). Writings are missing. Pleasant copy. Provenance: from Théodore de Banville library with his engraved bookplates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Scriptorium d'Albi]
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        Gesamtansicht; im Vgr. die kgl. W

      - aquarellierte und altkolorierte Umri

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        A GUIDE FOR EMIGRANTS, Containing Sketches of Illinois, Missouri, and the Adjacent Parts.

      Boston: Lincoln and Edmands, 1831. 336 pages of text. Original boards, moderately worn, rubbed and somewhat sunned, with an older rebacking which is lightly worn, with a leather label which is also worn. There is a shadow of a circular label where it was removed on the spine, and the remnant of a removed bookplate on the inside front cover, but the text is clean and unmarked. The textblock is loosening in a couple of places, and the inner hinges are somewhat weakened. Complete with the hand-colored folding map, slightly misfolded, with a few tiny tears to the edge, and one corner fold torn. Minor spotting to endpapers, and minor soiling to text. Otherwise, the text is clean and unmarked. Map titled "Western States" and includes Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Michigan Territory, Northwest Territory, Missouri Territory, etc. First edition. Howes P171. Buck 236. Graff 3234.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Chronicles of Border Warfare, or, A History of the Settlement by the Whites of North-western Virginia: and of the Indian Wars and Massacres, in that section of the Stateâ

      Joseph Israel, Clarksburg Va. 1831 - 12mo, period full tree sheep, morocco spine label, edges stained yellow, 319 pp. plus one ad leaf. Spine dull with minor rubbing, some shelf wear, a bit of cracking to spine and joints, old ink number (125) to front free endpaper bleeding through to following leaves and faintly to title, one front free endpaper loose, bookplate, a little bit of foxing or staining to a few pages, and light mottled patch to pp. 17-18. However, internally is generally bright and clean; and near fine overall. This is a first edition of one of the classic book concerning the hostel settlement of the Ohio country. According to Field, â

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        An Outline of Sematology

      1831 - Smart, Benjamin Humphrey, An Outline of Sematology or an Essay twowards establishing a new theory of Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. London, 1831, “unpublished” copy inscribed by the author to N.W. Senior, Esq., a commissioner inquiring into the state of public education. Large 8vo, publisher’s cloth, re-backed. 252 pages, of which the last two are addenda and corrigenda. Smart is writing in the philosophy of language tradition of James Harris and Horne Tooke, basically using their intuitive knowledge of their first language and trying to construct an account of how words are put together to make meaningful sentences which assigns individual meanings to component words. Humphrey discusses problems for this account that arise with idioms, inflection, etc. From his perspective, logic has a complicated relationship with language. Logic is concerned with the mind as it uses language, rather than being essentially a mental process. A language is a tool which makes reasoned thought possible. A pretty interesting work. Shipping: $8.00 domestic, $40.00 international. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MESAH OOWH MENWAHJEMOOWIN, KAHENAHJEMOOD OWH ST. MATTHEW.

      York: Printed at the Colonial Advocate Office by James Baxter, Printer, 1831. - 67pp. Handsome 20th-century half brown morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Mild rubbing to extremities. Newberry Library duplicate copy, with Ayer's presentation bookplate and Newberry deaccession stamp on front pastedown and small Ayer accession label on rear pastedown. Internally clean. Very good. A rather rare Gospel of Matthew translated into the Chippewa or Ojibwe language. The translation was supposedly made by missionaries John and Peter Jones. The catalog for Wilberforce Eames' sale at Anderson Galleries in 1913 even then categorized the book as "very scarce." Eames' copy appears to be the last one to appear at auction. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2572. PILLING, ALGONQUIAN, p.268. AYER, INDIAN LINGUISTICS (CHIPPEWA) 38. DARLOW & MOULE 3023.

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        MANIFESTE Du Comité Central Français, En Faveur Des Polonais, Au Peuple Polonais.

      large folio broadsheet circular, printed on both sides, "Supplement." At upper left corner, but no other imprint information. Folded in quarters, some minor spotting, else a very good copy. The Marquis de Lafayette, the president of the committee, once again leads a fight for freedom, although this time only diplomatically. Lafayette subscribed 2000 francs – the largest subscriber. The presumed first printing of this broadsheet very likely an extra or supplement to the Journal des Debats, a Parisian weekly with regular contributions by Victor Hugo (one of the committee members), and with what would have been a sympathetic political stance. The broadsheet prints the resolutions in favor of the committee in four columns, dated in type at end February 12, 1831. The committee members are also listed, as well as subscribers throughout France and their donations. Victor Hugo and Lafayette's son George were both among the committee members. The November Uprising (1830-1831), Polish-Russian War, also known as the Cadet Revolution, was an armed rebellion in the heartland of partitioned Poland against the Russian Empire. The uprising began on 29 November 1830 in Warsaw when the young Polish officers from the local Army of the Congress Poland's military academy revolted, led by lieutenant Piotr Wysocki. They were soon joined by large segments of Polish Society, and the insurrection spread to the territories of Lithuania, western Belarus, and the right bank of Ukraine. Despite some local successes the uprising was eventually crushed by a numerically superior Imperial Russian Army under Ivan Paskevich. Czar Nicholas I decreed that henceforth Poland was an integral part of Russia, with Warsaw little more than a military garrison and its university closed. Sympathetic echoes of Polish aspirations were reverberating throughout Europe. Under Lafayette's chairmanship enthusiastic meetings were held in Paris. James Fenimore Cooper, the American author, who was in France at that time, was also involved in attempts to help the Poles. Money for the Polish cause was also raised and collected in the United States. Although early reprints are available, we have been unable to locate a copy of this undoubted first printing. A complete reprint appears, (beginning on page 19), in La Pologne et la France en 1830-1831, volume 9, Paris: Typ de Pinard, 1831.

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        Origenis Opera Omnia, quae Graece vel Latine tantum exstant et ejus nomene circumferuntur. Ediderunt Carolus et Carol. Vincent. De La Rue et Carol. Henric. Eduard. Lommatzsch. 25 B

      Berolini, Sumtibus Haude et Spener, 1831-1848. - Zus. ca. 12000 S. Von Lommatzsch bearbeitete und neu herausgegebene der von C. V. de la Rue edierten franz

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Atlas Historique, Généalogique Chronologique et Géographique.

      Paris., Leclère, Boulevard Saint-Martin., 1831. 36 x 53 cms. Title page 1 f., introduction, contents 2ff., 40 plates, handcoloured ( numbered !-XXXV ), where-of 37 double page with chronological, historical and genealogical tables and 27 maps ( surrounded by explanatory and historical notes ) on heavy paper. Fine gilt red morocco spine. Front and back contemp. boards with minimal traces of use at edges. Fine copy. worldmap of the 2 hemispheres. map of Americas and of N. America. KEYWORDS: atlas historical atlas.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Sanssouci, 1. III. 1831.

      1831. 1 S. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Sie äußerten mir sehr verehrter Freund, neulich den Wunsch, einen Blick in den Plan zu werfen, welchen ich zur Ausschmückung der Besitzung unseres gemeinschaftlichen Freundes projektirt habe. Anliegend erhalten Sie denselben. Sie ersehen daraus, daß wir nichts geringeres im Sinne haben, als aus der ganzen von der Natur so begünstigten Feldmark ein schönes Bild der schönen Gartenkunst zusammen zu setzen. Die großen und erheiternden Ansichten sollen erhalten, gehoben und gemehrt; die Randpunkte dafür ermunternd bezeichnet werden. Man wird die vorhandenen Gärten, Waldstücke und Grasplätze erweitern, verdichten oder auslichten [...]". - Peter Joseph Lenné prägte fast ein halbes Jahrhundert die Gartenkunst in Preußen. Er gestaltete weiträumige Parkanlagen nach dem Vorbild englischer Landschaftsgärten und konzentrierte sich vor allem in seiner Spätzeit auf eine sozialverträgliche Stadtplanung Berlins, indem er Grünanlagen für die Naherholung der Bevölkerung schuf. - Gefaltet.

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        Bound with a signed elegy to La Perouse] Voyage De Laperouse, Redigé D'apres Ses Manuscrits Originaux -- Bound with: -- Vinaty, J.A.: Elogé de la Pérouse. Ouvrage qui a obtenu l'églantine d'or, décernée par l'Academie des jeux floraux du Toulouse au concours de 1823.

      Bertrand 1831 - Paris: Arthus Bertrand & Delaunay, 1831. xviii, 436pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a huge engraved folding map, but without the engraved facsimile letter, which is commonly missing in this work. Second title: Paris, Firmin Didot, 1823. 46 pp. With a handwritten dedication by the author on title page, reading: 'Donné par l'auteur a Mme. X' (the name of the lady is very hard to decipher). Bound together in a contemporary quarter leather binding, spine with gilt lining and lettering. Boards with more recent spotted paper on covers, endpapers renewed, all in fine period style. Good copies. The work by Lesseps with paper repair on corner of the frontispiece, vague old call number on first blank. The title by Vinaty with some foxing, quite typical for the type of paper used. First title: Rare first hand account of the voyage, by its sole survivor. De Lesseps was hired as an interpretor for the voyage by La Pérouse. In 1787, De Lesseps was send back to Europe to take home the journals and maps of the first half of the expedition. He was put ashore in Kamtchatka and from there travelled overland through Siberia and Russia. "His journey was a very difficult one, faced with primitive roads, enormous distance, a hazardous climate, and those of a half-civilized and badly policed empire, but he succeeded, and to him we owe the survival of many of the most important documents of the ill-fated expedition"(Hill 1010) He reached St. Petersburg on 22. 9. 1788 without knowing by that time La Perouse and his companions had been lost in a shipwreck. On 17.10 1788 Lesseps arrived in Versailles where he was presented to the King, and the narrative of his travels was ordered to be published at public expense"(Howgego, L123). Second title: Very rare elegy to La Pérouse. It was published more than three decades after La Pérouse had disappeared with his two ships during his voyage of exploration. The author won the 'Eglantine d'Or' of the Academie des Jeux-Floraux of Toulouse with this work. It is exceedingly rare today, not noted in most of the standard reference works. It even escaped Forbes' attention. A quite remarkable find. The elegy to La Pérouse is extremely rare on its own, here it turns up together with De Lesseps' original account of the voyage. Perhaps the mysterious Ms X, to whom the elegy is dedicated, owned a copy of De Lesseps' work and had them bound together. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La maréchale d'Ancre

      The rare first edition.Dark red morocco by Stroobants, the spine richly decorated with compartments and decorative tools in the Romantic style, date to foot of spine, triple gilt fillet frame to covers, gilt roulette frame to pastedowns, marbled endpapers, double gilt fillet to edges of covers, gilt roulette to headpiece, covers preserved, gilt edges.With a frontispiece by Tony Johannot.Autograph inscription signed by Alfred de Vigny to Madame de Fabricius, a friend of the author, close companion of Emile Deschamps and a regular at his salon.Provenance : from the Grandsire collection.A fine copy retaining its rare covers without any spotting, and in a superb binding.  Charles Gosselin Paris 1831 14x22cm relié

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        James Roß entdeckt den magnetischen Nordpol am 1. Juni 1831.

      O. O., 1896, 1831. Aquarellierte s/w-Tuschezeichnung über Bleistift auf grauem Karton. Auf festen Unterlagekarton montiert. 32 x 43,5 cm. Signiert und datiert, verso bezeichnet. - Zu Bender vgl. AKL VIII, 622 - Schöne und detaillierte Darstellung der Expeditionsgruppe James Ross`. - Der Architekt und Zeichner Paul Bender, 1917 gefallen, studierte 1881/82 an der Kunstschule Weimar, danach an der Dresdener Akademie, wo er Meisterschüler von Paul Wallot war. - Leicht gebräunt, kl. Kratzspur in der oberen Bildhälfte, am äußeren Rand mit kl. Abplatzungen, im rechten Rand wenige kl. Braunflecken, sonst gut erhaltene. feine Arbeit. Bücher de

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        Returns Relative to the Settlement on the Swan River... [bound with] Further Returns Relative to the Settlement on the Swan River...

      London: 28 February 1831 and 31 March, 1831. Two works bound together, foolscap folio, 30 & 19 pp. respectively; in handsome modern red quarter morocco, gilt. Two very rare reports, setting out the earliest official information on the Swan River colony to be published in England. The reports were published within a fortnight of each other in 1831, and print a wealth of information from the new colony.The first report begins with a list of the vessels sent to Swan River (headed by the Parmelia), the salaries of the main officials, and a long and informative dispatch from Governor Stirling to Sir George Murray. The report concludes with abstracts of settlers from the General Muster Book, other settlers, and a list of land claims.The second report is even more detailed, printing material by some of the most important settlers. Of note is a letter from Stirling, two succinct but important reports of inland exploration, including one to Cape Leeuwin, undertaken by the indefatigable John Septimus Roe, and a third report by Lieutenant Dale, the officer responsible for the famous King George's Sound (then part of the Swan River Colony) panorama, but here describing an expedition east of the Darling Mountains. The report concludes with a fourth notice of a series of attacks made on Lieutenant Dale's party by local tribesmen, written by F. C. Irwin of the 63rd Regiment.

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        Satan in Search of a Wife;

      London: Edward Moxon, 1831. "The Devil was Sick and Queasy of Late, and his Sleep and his Appetite Fail'd him; His Ears they Hung Down, and his Tail it was Clapp'd Between his Poor Hoofs, Like a Dog that's been Rapp'd --- None knew what the Devil ail'd him" CRUIKSHANK, George. [LAMB, Charles]. Satan in Search of a Wife; With the whole process of his Courtship and Marriage, and who danced at the wedding. By an Eye Witness. London: Edward Moxon, 1831. First edition. Sixteenmo (5 5/8 x 3 5/8 inches; 143 x 93 mm.). Engraved vignette title-page. 36 pp. Engraved frontispiece and three full page engraved plates, engraved vignette tail-piece. Bound ca. 1900 by Rivière & Son in full red morocco, covers with triple gilt rule borders, spine with five raised bands, elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges, elaborate gilt turn-ins, marbled paste-downs and end-leaves, all edges gilt. A very fine and attractive copy. "At the time the book was about to be published Moxon had just discontinued his monthly,"The Englishman's Magazine". The following extract from Lamb's letter of October 24, 1831, relates to that and to payment expected for "Satan in Search of a Wife": "You hinted that there might be something under £10, by and by, accruing to me - Devil's Money (you are sanguine, say £7.10s.); that I entirely renounce and abjure all future interest in: I insist upon it; and 'by him I will not name', I won't touch a penny of it. That will split your loss, one-half, and leave me conscientious possessor of what I hold. Less than your assent to this, no proposal will I accept of." In a letter, written in February, 1832, Lamb writes again: "I am heartily sorry my Devil does not answer. We must try it a little longer; and, after all, I think I must insist on taking a portion of its loss upon myself. It is too much you should lose by two adventures." The book, though published anonymously, was advertised as "by the Author of Elia." On February 11, 1833, Lamb wrote to Moxon: "I wish you would omit 'by the Author of Elia' now, in advertising that damn'd 'Devil's Wedding.'" (Roff, pp. 182-184). Not mentioned in Cohn or Patten.

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        Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beerings Strait

      

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        THE TRAVELLERS POCKET MAP OF INDIANA WITH ITS ROADS & DISTANCES.

      Philadelphia, PA: H. S. Tanner, 1831. Measures 10+3/8" (width) x 12 ½" (height). Creased at folds, as issued. Without the boards; map only. Overall moderate to heavy toning (browning), with a few spots of foxing. Two adhesive repair stains and other staining affecting left edge (affecting one chart). Margins heavily age-toned, with a few tiny tears. Not laid down (backed). Counties are decorated with original early hand-color. The top quarter of the state is not yet divided into counties, though Indian Boundary is identified, mentioning the Putawatomie and Miami tribes. With a profile of the Wabash and Erie Canal, and a chart of Steam Boat Routes with distances. A rare image.. First (presumed) edition. Unbound. Very good- condition.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Bogenhausen., Bad Brunnthal von der Isar aus gesehen. Blick auf das Brunnhaus im Tal unter dem Isarhang und Gebäude am Hochufer.

      Aquarellierte Bleistiftzeichnung auf zwei Blättern eines Skizzenbuchs von Johann Georg von Dillis, unten links bez. den 3ten April 1831, 16,5 x 21,5 cm. Eine für Dillis typische, spontane und locker gezeichnete Skizze des im 19. Jahrhundert zum Kurort erhobenen Münchner Bades ,an das noch heute ein Straßenname erinnert. - Wenige unauffällige Flecken, insgesamt gut erhalten. Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Storia di Carlo Emmanuele il Grande. Dedicata a SS.R.M. Carlo Alberto.. Torino, Reale Tipografia, 1831

      1831. 2 vol. in-8, pp.(20), 226, (2); (4), 239, (1), ritratto a mezzo busto del monarca inc. in rame in antiporta del I vol. Splendida legatura coeva in pieno marocchino verde riccamente ornata con filetti, bordura, fregi floreali in oro sui piatti ed ai dorsi a nervi, dent. int. (con etichetta del legatore G.Ambrosio di Torino). Rara monografia storica su C. E. III di Savoia (1701-1773, regnante dal 1730 alla sua morte), figlio di Vittorio Amedeo II e di Anna d'Orleans. Il nome del Semeria appare unicamente come firma della dedica a Carlo Alberto. Magnifico esemplare su carta forte, a pieni margini, in sontuosa legatura del tempo.

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        RAPHAEL'S WITCH!!! Or the Oracle of the Future. By the Author of the Prophetic Messenger.

      London: W.C. Wright, 1831. 24 pages of preliminary text, followed by 180 pages of text. Full leather binding of mottled calf by Bayntun; rebacked, retaining original boards and spine, with new endpapers and leather spine label. Contains 2 large folding colored plates by Cruikshank and the author, incorporating 10 scenes surrounding 2 astrological tables; engraved title with hand-colored vignette. The two hand-colored fold-out plates were expertly repaired at the folds. Contains 2 leaves of music composed expressly for this work by J. Blewitt. All page edges heavily gilt, marbled endpapers, heavy gilt border with floral pendants, back heavily gilt, inner dentelles gilt, etc. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Facts Relating to the Punishment of Death in the Metropolis.

      London: James Ridgway, 1831. Small octavo, xii, 198pp., with final leaf of advertisements; a fine copy in splendid crushed brown morocco with gilt lettering by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Probably the most personal of Wakefield's books, an investigation into English criminology and particularly Newgate Prison, based in part on his own incarceration.This forthright and engaging insight into criminal life and incarceration in nineteenth-century London pleads for greater understanding of criminal behaviour and psychology as the key to the successful reform of the courts, the prison system and transportation to Australia. Facts Relating to the Punishment of Death in the Metropolis was published two years after Wakefield's release from Newgate. Despite a reputation for obstinacy, Wakefield was by most accounts a charismatic man who conversed deeply with his fellow prisoners. These testimonies make his account of criminal life both vivid and insightful. Wakefield introduced the notion that punishment was an effective deterrent due to its certainty rather than its severity, and this persuasive book is an important work in the history of criminology written from first-hand experience within the prison system, and concludes with a chapter of sixteen pages critical of the transportation of felons to the Australian colonies.

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        Almanacco Piemontese.

      1831. Il PALMAVERDE. Almanacco Piemontese 1831. Torino, coi tipi di Alessandro Fontana, con Privilegio di S.S.R.M., in-24, pp. 367, (5) con vignette zodiacali, testatine e finalini, vignetta al frontespizio e antiporta figurata. Bella legatura coeva in zigrino rosso, i piatti adorni di elaborata bordura a palmette, cornucopia agli angoli, al centro grandi monogrammi coronati di Carlo Felice e Maria Cristina di Savoia, dorso con raffinata decorazione di tralci d'uva, tagli dorati. Bell'esemplare con ex-libris di Mercurino Arborio Gattinara, Biblioteca del Castello di Rivara.

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        The Life of David Marks, to the 26th Year of his age. Including The Particulars of His Conversion, Call to the Ministry, and Labours in Itinerant Preaching for Nearly Eleven Years

      Limerick, ME: Office of the Morning Star, 1831 Book. Good. Full-Leather. Good with rubbed extremities of boards & corners; age-tanning to pages and moderate foxing; front epp missing (first page is title page) po notes on ffep; text & binding is tight. Early account of report on Book of Mormon relating to visit to David Whitmer house (one of the "three witnesses").

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        \"Radirungen von Ludwig Richter. II. Heft. VI Bll. Malerische Ansichten aus den Umgebungen von Rom\". Sechs Darstellungen auf sechs Blättern, lose im Originalumschlag.

       6 Radierungen von L. Richter bei C.G. Börner, Leipzig (1831), je ca. 13,5 x 18 cm. Hoff-Budde 210-215; Hoff 171-176. - Heft II. (von 2). - Die romantischen Ansichten entstanden wohl auf einer Italienreise, die L. Richter während der Jahre 1823-26 unternahm. Vorhanden sind: \"Osteria\", \"Monte Circello\", \"Rossa di Mezzo\", \"Olevano\", \"Ponte Salaro\" und \"Castel Gandolfo\". - Mit Ausnahme von Blatt 4 alle mit Signatur, bzw. Monogramm, sowie Blatt 2 datiert \"1831\". Jedes Blatt mit kleinem Trockenstempel unten links. - Die Tafeln sauber, der Umschlag im Falz geklebt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Künstlergraphik, Italien

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        Fairy Tales. Now first collected: to which are prefixed Two Dissertations: 1. On Pygmies. 2. On Fairies.

      London: Payne and Foss, 1831 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, decorative frame stamped in blind enclosing blind-stamped vignette to covers, blind rules to spine forming compartments, titles to spine gilt, cream endpapers. Spine rolled, slight wear to tips and spine ends, light chipping to head of spine, occasional foxing to margins, not affecting text; an excellent copy. First edition, published posthumously by Ritson's nephew. With the bookplate of Sir Richard Colt Hoare to the front pastedown. Richard Hoare was a leading antiquarian and archaeologist, known for his translations of the works of Gerald of Wales and his histories of Wiltshire. He carried out the first recorded excavations of Stonehenge alongside William Cunnington in 1798. Uncommon in the original cloth in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed

      London, 1831. Heurteloup, Charles L. S., Baron (1793-1864). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent. London, 7 September 1831. 1 page. 219 x 185 mm. Traces of former mounting present, but very good.From the inventor of the "perce-pierre" lithotrite for crushing stones in the bladder (see Garrison-Morton 4290), presenting a copy of his Cases of Lithotrity, or Examples of the Stone Cured without Incision (1831) to the president and members of the Royal College of Surgeons, to whom he had dedicated the work. The operation of lithotrity, in which an instrument is inserted into the bladder through the urethra to pulverize bladder calculi, marks the beginning of minimally invasive surgery. The operation was introduced by Jean Civiale in 1826, but Heurteloup's method was superior. He moved to London in 1829, and was the first to perform lithotrity in Great Britain. Ellis, History of Surgery, p. 192.

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        THE TRAVELLERS POCKET MAP OF INDIANA WITH ITS ROADS & DISTANCES.

      H. S. Tanner, Philadelphia, PA 1831 - Measures 10+3/8" (width) x 12 ½" (height). Creased at folds, as issued. Without the boards; map only. Overall moderate to heavy toning (browning), with a few spots of foxing. Two adhesive repair stains and other staining affecting left edge (affecting one chart). Margins heavily age-toned, with a few tiny tears. Not laid down (backed). Counties are decorated with original early hand-color. The top quarter of the state is not yet divided into counties, though Indian Boundary is identified, mentioning the Putawatomie and Miami tribes. With a profile of the Wabash and Erie Canal, and a chart of Steam Boat Routes with distances. A rare image. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fraser's Panoramic Plan of London. Dedicated to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Adelaide.

      1831 - London, c.1831. Original colour. Steel-engraving, dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 410 x 550mm. A beautiful plan of central London engraved by James Neele, extending to Hyde Park, Regent's Park, Regent's Canal, the Surrey Docks, Kennington and Chelsea. It shows John Rennie's New London Bridge (opened 1831, now in Arizona) with the old bridge to the side. The map is surrounded by 18 vignettes of important buildings, including St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the Italian Opera House (now Her Majesty's Theatre), Drury Lane Theatre (Theatre Royal), the Thames Tunnel, and, although not shown on the map, Hammersmith Suspension Bridge. HOWGEGO: 332, state 1 of 3.

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        THE EMPEROR'S ROUT. Illustrated by coloured plates. Price two shillings and sixpence.

      38 [2 ad's] pages. Illustrated with 4 finely hand-coloured full-page coloured lithographs after M. Gauci, printed by C. Motte. Original printed wrappers. 8vo. 16.4 x 10.5 cm. First edition. Spine expertly restored. The book is an imitation of Roscoe's Butterfly's Ball. Scarce. Osborne I, page 62, for the second edition of 1843.

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        History of Ireland, ancient and modern, taken from the most authentic records, by the Abbé Mac-Geoghegan; published at Paris in 1758, under the authority of the King of France, and dedicated to the Irish Brigade. translated from the French by P. O'Kelly, late Professor of languages in the city of Versailles

      Dublin printed for the author of the translation by T. O'Flanagan -32 1831 - 3 volumes. 8vo. pp523, errata page, 4 pages of subscribers' names; 528; 524. volume one rebound in cloth, retaining the original cloth covering from the front board. volumes 2 and 3 in the original cloth, with a bit of wear and light staining, but in sound condition. scattered light foxing, but generally clean internally. each title-page carries a gift inscription from the Duke of Leinster (one of the subscribers) to Arthur Henry. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle théorie de l'action capillaire

      Paris: 1831. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (260x205 mm). [4], 300 pp., 1 fold. engraved plate. Contemp. half leather (slightly bumped and rubbed), spine gilt with label, title and back of plate with stamp, some foxing to text. Provenance: K.K. Technische Militair Academie (bookplate and stamps); Verne Roberts, Bibliotheca Mechanica (bookplate). Good, wide margined copy. ----Sotheran/Zeitlinger, 2nd suppl., no. 5926). Roberts/Trent, Bibliotheca mechanica, p. 260 (this copy). Roller & Goodman II.315. - First edition. The important French mathematical physicist, Poisson (1781-1840), published numerous articles and memoirs from the turn of the century, but most of his books came in the last ten years of his life. "It must. be acknowledged that his books exhibit an uncommon gift for clear exposition and consitute an ambitious project for the instruction of future generations of students." (D.S.B.). "Poisson's above and Laplace's are the chief memoirs published on the subject of capillarity. Poisson's theory differs considerably from Laplace's, although both arrive at the same results." "This is the first part of his projected Traité de physique mathématique. A second edition appeared in 1833, as well as a second part to this projected work, Théorie mathématique de la chaleur, 1835" (Roberts/Trent). Very Good.

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        [Computers] Table of the Logarithms of the Natural Numbers From 1 To 108000

      London: Printed for B Fellowes, Ludgate Street. 1831. Second Edition, being the First Corrected Edition; the earlier printing featured nine errors which, given the content, were crucial. Tall octavo pp. xx, 202, [1 imprint]. A very attractive copy in a most elaborate full binding (for a table of logarithms) of straight-grain green morocco with heavy silk endpapers, all edges gilt with inner gilt dentelles; possibly a presentation binding (although unsigned) -both boards are intricately tooled with a geometric design of gilt rings. Later bookplate of historian Wilhem Voss of Hamburg-Altona to pastedown, some faint dampstaining to margin of first and final leaves, some sunning to covers. Very good indeed. Babbage is known for his advocacy of the "difference engine" an early calulating device and precursor of the modern computer.

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        Il Canal Grande di Venezia.

      Venice: Tipografia di Commercio, 1831. Oblong folio, 12pp. text accompanied by two en graved frontispieces (one heightened with gold), title-page with engraved vignette, one map, and 48 superb plates, all with original hand-colouring; a fine copy in contemporary Venetian grained calf, gilt, spine lettered and ornately decorated in gilt, bright blue endpapers, silk marker. A fine and fresh copy, in its original Venetian binding, of this very charming and carefully coloured continuous panoramic view of the Grand Canal in Venice. The plates form a panorama of both sides of the Canal, with lithographed captions in the lower margins detailing all of the main buildings depicted.Antonio Quadri, 1777-1845, secretary to the Governor of Venice, produced several books on his city. These views of the Grand Canal were prepared for publication by the Venetian artist Dionisio Moretti (draughtsman and engraver, ?1790-?1834). The first version of the work appeared three years before this, in 1828, with the views arranged on facing pages (whereas in this edition they are more appropriately printed on rectos only). That first version seems not to have had the preliminary text present here, nor did it have the coloured title, while the colouring of its plates appears to have been a little less fine, and the actual arrangement of the plates shows some differences. (An online version of the earlier edition can be seen at http://www.splrarebooks.com).The first version also called for 60 plates on its title-page although only 47 in fact appeared: here the title-page correctly describes 48 plates, to which should be added two plates at the start showing respectively a gondola and the royal barge or Bucintoro, the latter appropriately heightened with gold. A pictorial title-page incorporates a vignette of the Rialto Bridge (by F. Zuani, after G. Borsato). A subsequent edition in 1838, printed on the Armenian press on the island of San Lazzaro, described itself as the second edition but was therefore in fact the third.The main series of 48 plates comprises firstly a map of the Grand Canal noting all the traghetti offering crossings of the canal, followed by plates 2-20 for the left or south side, and plates 21-48 for the longer right or northern side of the canal.The built landscape remains completely recognisable today, indeed is virtually unchanged in the nearly two centuries that have passed since Quadri made the drawings for his beautiful survey in the 1820s.A full list of the plates may be had on request. In fine condition.

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        Codigo Penal Santa Cruz (1831) [and] Codigo Penal Santa Cruz (1873).

      1831. Two rare imprints. Rare Early Penal Codes for Bolivia and Peru [Santa Cruz y Calaumana, Andres (1792-1865)]. Codigo Penal Santa-Cruz. Ayacucho: Imprenta del Colejio de Educandas, 1831. vi, 6, 134 [234] pp. [Bound with] [Santa Cruz y Calaumana, Andres]. Codigo Penal Santa-Cruz para el Regimen de la Republica Boliviana. Cochabamba: Imprenta de la Restauracion, 1873. v, 164, 30, vi pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Later buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spine. Some soiling and shelfwear, chipping to edges of lettering pieces. Moderate toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, small inkstamps and annotations in pencil to title pages. Solid copies of two rare imprints. $1,500. * First editions. Santa Cruz was the President of Peru in 1827, then divided into the states of North and South-Peru, President of Bolivia from 1829 to 1839 and the Supreme Protector of the short-lived Peru-Bolivian Confederation (1836-1839), which he established. He was such a Francophile that he was known as "El Afrancesado." While president of Bolivia he reformed the legal system along French lines and introduced a series of codes based on the Code Napoleon. These codes, including the 1831 Bolivian criminal code, are among the earliest codes produced in post-colonial Latin America. The 1875 code is a reprinting of a heavily revised version of Santa Cruz's code adopted in 1862. OCLC locates 5 copies of the 1831 code, 1 in North America (at LA County Law Library), 1 copy of the 1873 code (at the National Library of Chile). See Clagett, A Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Peru 76-77.

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        The Life of Thomas Muir, Esq. Advocate... who was tried for sedition before the High Court of Judiciary in Scotland, and sentenced to Transportation for Fourteen Years...

      Glasgow: W.R. McPhun, Trongate; Simpkin & Marshall, London, 1831. Octavo, with a silhouette portrait as frontispiece, old half calf, y. Scarce: the standard memoir of the 18th-century Scottish martyr. Thomas Muir was the most famous of the so-called "Scottish Martyrs" sentenced to transportation after free speech trials in Scotland. Together with his unfortunate fellow exiles he arrived in Sydney on the Surprize in October 1794. Muir lived quietly on a small farm on the North Shore opposite Sydney Cove, but in early 1796 caused a furore by taking advantage of the arrival of the American-registered fur-trader the Otter to escape English imprisonment. After an extraordinary series of adventures in America he eventually reached Paris in 1797 where he "assisted the Directoire on a proposal to invade England and worked on a lengthy manuscript account of his exile and subsequent travels... " (Wantrup). In 1799 he died in poverty.Ferguson recorded three copies of the book in Australian libraries, those originally owned by Dixson, Mitchell and himself. Rubbed, a few spots and stains but generally good.

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        The State of New South Wales, in December, 1830; in a Letter by R.S. Hall, proprietor and editor of the Sydney Monitor.

      London: Joseph Cross, 1831. Octavo pamphlet, 24 pp., stitch-sewn, bookplate; a remarkable copy in the original yellow printed wrappers; preserved in an attractive blue quarter morocco box, gilt. A remarkably fine copy of this rarity, in the original yellow printed wrappers: 'A rare pamphlet containing a description of New South Wales and a plea for the continuance of transportation to the colony. It advocates also the introduction of trial by jury and an elective legislature' (Ferguson). The essay was published in London by Joseph Cross, without doubt the most significant promoter of the Australian colonies in the period, his best-known and perhaps most influential publication having been Atkinson's Account of the State of Agriculture & Grazing in New South Wales (1826).This influential essay was addressed to Robert Gouger, then serving as Secretary to the National Colonization Society, who would become heavily involved in the founding of the colony in South Australia. The nine main topics are as follows: notes on diseases ("New South Wales... is a healthy colony"), climate, soil, convict labourers ("the chief course of all our prosperity, in the absence of slave labour"), a description of emigrants wanted (in which section the first priority is given to "Wine and olive dressers from the South of Europe"), precautions for emigrants, a comparison of NSW with North America and the Cape of Good Hope, and the requirements to make the colony suitable for British emigration. Hall's work also includes several interesting remarks in the form of footnotes, at different points quite critical of the main essay - it is probably fair to assume that these remarks were added by Gouger in reply.Edward Smith Hall (here erroneously referred to as "R.S. Hall") was the sole-proprietor and printer of the polemical Sydney newspaper the Monitor, which was founded in 1826 and played an important role in contemporary politics; it was one of the papers that Governor Darling tried to curb with his so-called "gagging Act", and Hall was routinely in the dock regarding the endless libel cases that clogged the Supreme Court of the day. Hall was a real mover and shaker in Sydney, helping found the Bank of New South Wales, the Benevolent Society of New South Wales, and becoming a joint editor of the Australian, retaining the position even after he had left the Monitor in 1838 (see J.A. Ferguson, 'Edward Smith Hall and the "Monitor",' JRAHS, XVII, pp. 163-200).Bob Edwards purchased this copy at the Davidson sale of 2006, the only known sale of this work in decades.

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        Important ALS from the Flogging Parson

      Parramatta: 29 April, 1831. Two-page ALS in Marsden's hand,on watermarked paper, 325 x 200 mm., original red wax seal, old folds; stamp for the Parramatta post office. A letter from the aging and indefatigable Marsden to the pastoralists' agent, George Ranken agreeing to terms, presumably for the leasing of a property.In his tenure as Chaplain to the Colony and incumbent of St John's Parramatta, Marsden had become a wealthy man and a considerable landowner. He was, that is, a controversial figure in New South Wales: most stinging were the charges levelled at him by Governor Macquarie and William Wentworth to which Marsden had responded in his An Answer to Certain Calumnies in the Late Governor Macquarie's Pamphlet, and the Third Edition of Mr. Wentworth's Account of Australasia (London, 1826).This letter is written after Marsden's sixth and penultimate visit to New Zealand from March to May 1830. He had visited for the first time with his daughter Mary and at some personal cost 'played a vital part in restoring peace between the rival armies in the bloody Girls' War. A no less significant move was to set up a farm at Waimate North, to render the settlers less dependent on uncertain and expensive supplies from New South Wales and to set an example of peaceful, constructive industry. He threw himself into the work of teaching the small groups of anxious young inquirers who visited him in the evenings, and preaching in Ma ri to the crowds who gathered round him wherever he went.' (Dictionary of New Zealand Biography). Marsden had, with the backing of the Church Missionary Society, established the Church in New Zealand, and was responsible for transforming the Maori economy and making way for the annexation of New Zealand by the British.In the wake of this visit, Marsden appears anxious for Kinghorne, (Alexander Kinghorne, the Civil Engineer of the Colony) to visit New Zealand as soon as possible and to organise the establishment of a mill, to further ensure the growth of a stable society and a self-sustaining economy. The letter underlines the difficulties of distance and terrain-his beloved son Charles (who was largely to dissipate his father's bequest) is to travel to Bathurst as soon as the flooded South Creek Bridge will allow. The bridge, first built in 1813 by convict labour, was near Windsor on the Hawkesbury.Marsden had a gentler reputation in New Zealand, for whilst stern and pious he had shown great energy in the establishment of the first school and opposing trade in arms.Letters by Marsden are important and rare on the market and this is a very good, late example.G Ranken Esq.BathurstParramatta 29th April 1831Dear Sir,I received your note and will agree to the terms Mr. R[anken] finalises viz. £50 per annum Stirling-my son Charles will be up as soon as the rain will allow him. We have very heavy rain-the floods have carried away several of the bridges amongst them the South Creek Bridge-I will write [... ] to Mr Kinghorne about going to New Zealand. He must go as soon as he conveniently can-I must leave the matter to him what kind of a mill to build there a single motion I think would answer but he will be a better judge than I shall.I remain,d[ea]r SirYours very truly,Samuel Marsden. Very good.

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        A Digest of the Criminal Law of England; As Altered by the Recent Statutes for the Consolidation and Improvement of it [with] A Supplement to Deacon's Digest of The Criminal Law of England . . . by W.M. Hindmarch. Three Volumes [complete]

      Printed by A. Strahan . . . for Saunders and Benning [etc.]. First edition of the exhaustive compilation by an Inner Temple barrister ("a thorough and cautious commentator" in the words of Leon Radzinowicz) undertaken during the midst of the great nineteenth century reforms of English criminal law. Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, a clean usable set, the bindings similar, though not identical, in appearance. Printed by A. Strahan . . . for Saunders and Benning [etc.], London, 1831-36.

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        Allgemeine Preußische Staats-Zeitung. 5 Jgg. (in 7 Tln.).

      Berlin, 1831 ff. - 4°. Pp. Rotschnitt. Vorhanden sind die Jahrgg. 1831 [ab Nr. 91/März], 1832 und 1833 in jeweils 2 Teilen, 1834, 1835. Gut erhaltene Bibliotheksexemplare. Zus. 600.-- EUR.

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        Notre-Dame de Paris

      Paris: Charles Gosselin, 1831. First edition, third issue. Title vignettes by Tony Johannot. [viii], 404; [iv], 536 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound to style in the early 20th-century in red half morocco and embossed paper over boards, smooth spines stamped in gilt and blind to cathedral design, t.e.g., the rest uncut, by René Aussourd (signed in gilt at foot of spine and on front free endpaper). Slight rubbing to extremities, expert paper repair to lower outside corner of vol. I half-title, and repairs to a few other paper faults throughout. In a custom gilt-ruled full brown morocco slipcase and chemise by R. Patron. Johannot, Tony. First edition, third issue. Title vignettes by Tony Johannot. [viii], 404; [iv], 536 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. First edition, third issue, of Hugo's first great success as a novelist, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, in a fine retrospective binding by René Aussourd. Though styled the "Troisème Édition" on the title-page, this is in fact the third issue of the first edition. The entire edition consisted of four separate issues of 275 copies each, with each issue designated as a separate edition on the title-page. Notre-Dame de Paris is more commonly known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, the title under which the first English translation by Frederic Shoberl appeared in 1833. Set in 15th-century Paris, the novel introduces a memorable cast of Romantic characters; some, such as the hunchback Quasimodo and the gypsy girl Esmérald, have so permeated our culture that they've reached the status of archetypes. Hugo hoped that his novel would reverse the sad neglect of Gothic architecture in his country, much of which had fallen into ruin or been brutally altered. Indeed, Hugo created a depiction of Notre-Dame "so erudite and familiar that it caused a revolution in architectural taste. The success of this darkly moving novel was immediate, establishing Hugo as the premier historical novelist of his time" (Oxford Companion to Literature in French). In a fine retrospective French romantic binding by René Aussourd, recalling the work of Simier or Thouvenin. Aussourd studied under his uncle Charles Meunier and was first gilder at Chambolle-Duru before starting his own business in 1912 (Devauchelle III, p. 243). Carteret I, p. 402

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        Bibliotheca Müntereriana sive Catalogus Liborum quos reliquit

      Hafnia (Copenhagen) 1831 - 584 pages p. Frederik Münters book collection wes one of the largest in Copenhagen, and gives a fine picture of the extencive library. The books are described in the language in which they are printet Comtemporary soft binding. No wrapper, A little loos but holding together [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vie de Mélanie bergère de la Salette écrite par elle-même en 1900 - Son enfance (1831-1846)

      First editionHandsome autograph insciption from Léon Bloy to the painter Georges Rouault: "Rien pour son art - Il n'y a pas de caricature".Spine reinforced with some filled in lacks, a tear repaired to the half title page,the one with the inscription.This copy has a chemise an slipcase of full black morocco over marbled paper boards, lined with sheep.Rouault fait la connaissance de Léon Bloy en 1904 par l'intermédiaire d'une de ses oeuvres: « On m'apprend que le peintre Georges Rouault, élève de Gustave Moreau, s'est passionné pour moi. Ayant trouvé chez son maître "La Femme pauvre"..., ce livre l'a mordu au coeur, blessé incurablement » (Journal de L. Bloy, 16 mars 1904). Naît alors une indéfectible amitié entre les deux artistes. Cependant lorsqu'en 1905 Rouault expose au Salon d'Automne "Monsieur et Madame Poulot" inspiré du roman de Bloy, la réaction de celui-ci est violente: « ... Cet artiste qu'on croyait capable de peindre des séraphins, semble ne plus concevoir que d'atroces et vengeresses caricatures. L'infamie bourgeoise opère en lui une si violente répercussion d'horreur que son art paraît blessé à mort. Il a voulu faire mes Poulot personnages de "La Femme Pauvre". À aucun prix je ne veux de cette illustration. Il s'agissait de faire ce qu'il y a de plus tragique : deux bourgeois, mâle et femelle, complets : candides, pacifiques, miséricordieux et sages à mettre l'écume de la peur à la bouche des chevaux des constellations. Il a fait deux assassins de petite banlieue. » Nul mieux que Raïssa Maritain ne sut décrire l'amitié complexe qui unit le jeune peintre et le vieil écrivain, analysant à la fois "la raison profonde de leur dissentiment" en citant une lettre de Bloy à Rouault de 1907 : « Vous êtes attiré par le laid exclusivement. " comme leur "admiration" qu'elle explique par "la vive foi de l'un et de l'autre, (...) l'élévation et la rigueur de leur conscience d'artistes". "Combien de fois - écrit-elle - dans les années qui ont suivi, n'avons-nous pas vu Rouault chez Bloy, debout, appuyé contre le mur, un léger sourire sur ses lèvres closes, le regard au loin, le visage apparemment impassible, mais d'une pâleur qui allait s'accentuant lorsque la question de la peinture moderne était abordée. Rouault pâlissait, mais gardait jusqu'au bout un silence héroïque. Et toujours, malgré cette irréductible opposition sur la question même de son art, il est resté fidèle à Léon Bloy. On eût dit qu'il venait chercher chez Bloy les accusations mêmes qui tourmentaient en lui ce qu'il avait de plus cher, - non pour les soumettre à une discussion quelconque, mais pour éprouver contre elles la force de l'instinct qui l'entraînait vers l'inconnu et qui devait triompher de tout obstacle." ("A l'aube de nouvelles amitiés" in La Nouvelle Relève, octobre 1941)C'est le même Léon Bloy, respectueux mais immuablement critique à l'égard de son jeune ami, qui lui dédicace ce portrait d'une sainte, cette élégie de la beauté qu'il ne saura jamais percevoir dans l'oeuvre de Rouault. Mercure de France Paris 1912 12x19cm broché

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        Account of the Steps taken, in England, with a view to the establishment of an Academical Institution, or College, in New South Wales; and to demonstrating the practicability of effecting an extensive emigration of the industrious classes from the mother country to that colony.

      Sydney: Stephens and Stokes, 1831. Octavo, 27 pages, old (original?) marbled wrappers bound in; recent half morocco with crimson spine label, bookplate. A rare and early pamphlet by the prolific Lang, on the foundation of the Australian College, printed in Sydney by Stephens & Stokes the same year that they began publishing the Herald.In his preface, Lang discusses how the establishment of 'an Academical Institution, for the education of Youth... on the liberal and economical principles of the Schools and Colleges in Scotland' had been a dream of his since he arrived in the colony in 1822. Lang returned to England in 1830, where he argued for the adoption of the scheme, and was pleased with the positive response. As a result of his efforts, the Australian College was opened in 1831, surviving until 1854: 'at its best in the late 1830s it appears to have been run very efficiently' (ADB).One of the most attractive aspects of this pamphlet is the inclusion of a catalogue of "Donations for the Institution", which gives a glimpse of the resources available: these include, the works of Jeremy Bentham in thirty volumes octavo, donated by Bentham himself; scientific apparatus from Dr. Ure, late Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry in Glasgow; and Boswell's Life of Johnson, "from a Young Gentleman in London".The work also contains much of interest regarding Lang's long-cherished plan of arranging for emigration to Australia, in particular the details of his involvement in chartering the famous Stirling Castle voyage.Ferguson knew at least one other copy in marbled wrappers, so it is likely that the old paper wrappers bound in here are indeed original. A little spotted but a very good copy, bindings mildly rubbed.

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        Notre-Dame de Paris

      Drawn first edition to 1100 copies divided in four installments, the last three with false particulars of second, third and fourth (Cf Clouzot); our copy bearing the false indication of fourth on the title pages of the two volumes.Binders half red calf, back with four nerves brightened with gold wheels and framed doubless nets gilded, decorated with romantic irons stamped cold in entrenerfs and broad casters gilded head and tail, contreplats and paper guards at the tank, all marbled sections, binders strictly at the time.Foxing as often.Precious copy in binding strictly quality of the time, which is rarely found. Charles Gosselin Paris 1831 13x21cm2 volumes in-8 reliés

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        Der Untergang des Reiches Juda. Ein historisch - kritischer Versuch.

      Breslau, Aderholz 1831 - 167 S., Bibliotheksexemplar, Einband beschabt, besonders an den Ecken und Kanten, Text ansonsten in sehr gutem Zustand, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 350

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